Bird Song: A Novella

Bird Song: A Novella is a genre-blurring tale of a young woman waking up on an isolated island whose few residents, two Sirens and a mysterious ship-wrecked sailor, reveal the paradoxes of her modern world and the decisions she must make to find a direction in life. This 134-page story re-imagines Greek mythology in a contemporary but ecologically weird parable with magical realism at its core. More
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About Clara Hume

(Mary Woodbury, pen Clara Hume)

I run, a place to find meaningful stories about our natural world and humanity’s connection with it. I’m also a writer and am the author of Back to the Garden (Moon Willow Press, 2014), Bird Song: A Novella (Dragonfly Pub, 2020), and Finn’s Tree Alphabet (Dragonfly Pub, 2021). Upcoming is the sequel to Back to the Garden, The Stolen Child (2022). I’m also a contributing author to Wild Tales from the River (Stormbird Press, 2018). I’m part of the core writer team at Artists and Climate Change and have guest-posted at Chicago Review of Books, Ecology Action Centre’s Magazine,, Free Word Centre, SFFWorld, and Fjord’s Review. My articles have been translated at Chinese Science Writers Association and Zest Letteratura Sostenibile. I’m a graduate of Purdue University, where I received two degrees: English and anthropology.

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